Unmasking the Faces of Unity – LACASA’s Annual Art Fundraiser (May 1st & 2nd)

The Upper West Side is culturally diverse and rich in traditions from around the world — The Caribbean, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Generations have settled here and made this community home. Strycker’s Bay has always been a reflection of the neighborhood and its people. Unmasking the Faces of Unity celebrates the multicultural relationships we have all embraced, learned from and are united by.

More than 50 artists from around the country have donated original works of art created on masks for our next fundraising event. The children from the LACASA after school programs organized by Strycker’s Bay at PS 84 and the New York French American Charter School will create more than 130 masks that unite various cultures. The students are excited as are Stephanie Tomasson , the Trinity School Senior who designed the lesson plan and Jennefa Jerome, our resident teaching artist at The New York French American Charter School (NYFACS).

For more information call (212) 874-7272 or send an email to  info@stryckersbay.org


LACASA is now accepting applications for its 19th Annual Summer Day Camp Program.

LACASA Campers enjoying themselves after a trip.

The staff at LACASA Summer Day Camp is gearing up to bring your child yet another exciting summer experience. LACASA takes great pride in giving all its participants a chance to develop character, acquire new skills, make long-lasting friendships, and discover new interests.

In a well-supervised and structured environment, LACASA campers are engaged in a variety of exciting summer activities, while learning about themselves and the world around them. Nearly every day, the children visit attractions of educational value and take part in engaging activities including:

Beaches / Pools
Cultural Institutions
NYC Attractions
Amusement Parks
Parks & Zoos
Bus Trips
Art Projects

For more information please refer to the application or feel free to contact us at (212) 874-3098; Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM.


Though you  haven’t seen too much of it from our online presence this year, LACASA is operating a second afterschool program at the New York French American Charter School, where some exciting things are happening! Stay posted here for regular updates and information concerning LACASA at NYFACS.

LACASA at the Right Move Chess Tournament

Saturday, January 7th – LACASA attends the Right Move Chess Tournament and returns with trophies in hand.
  • Leo Matthes won 1st place for K-3rd Grade unrated.
  • Johnny Sanchez won 1st place for 4-6th grade unrated.
  • Rolando Cabral came in 3rd place in the rated section.
  • Daniel Lin was the top 4th grader in rated section.
  • Daniel Reyes was the top 5th grader in the rated section.